Financial Aid

The Coll Gordon Perske Memorial Fund will be providing an annual scholarship of $1500 for a CSUMB GRADUATE STUDENT in Marine Sciences. The award winner will be chosen based on the quality of their application and the alignment of their research with the interests of the Coll Gordon Perske Memorial Fund.

Coll G Perske Application

John S. Myszak Scholarship for Future Teachers

The John S. Myszak Scholarship for Future Teachers was created in 2004 to continue John's legacy of educating young people by helping to defray the costs of college and credentialing requirements for those committed to becoming good educators. Through this scholarship, John's love of and commitment to the teaching profession are passed on to the next generation of teachers.

CSU PreDoc Scholarship

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential California State University faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages.

Nursing Scholarship

The goal of this scholarship program is to attract and support high caliber nursing students who choose to complete their advanced nursing studies, RN to BSN or ADN to BSN programs, at CSU Monterey Bay. In so doing, this program will provide CSU Monterey Bay and the College or Health Sciences and Human Services with the opportunity to ensure the development of high-quality nursing expertise in the region. The scholarship fund provides financial support to eligible students for tuition relief and other student expenses as established by the University as normal supplemental scholarship funding for students in the nursing program.

Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications in the following order:• First priority will be given to RN to BSN applicants• Second priority will be given to ADN to BSN applicants

Libby Olver Scholarship

This scholarship provides need-based awards for female sophomore students (student should apply during their freshman year) attending CSU Monterey Bay with a demonstrated interest in STEM (Science, Technology, engineering and math).

The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area Scholarship

The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area, Inc. is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization established to promote the presentation, discussion, and study of international affairs. The World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area makes annual $2,000 merit-based WAC Scholarships to local students from the California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB). Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), Hartnell and Monterey Peninsula College (MPC.) Students need to apply themselves and are responsible for getting recommendations. Candidates must be high academic achievers and show interest in international affairs and/or related subjects. The Scholarship is designed to supplement the cost of tuition and books.


The State of California is proud to announce the launch of the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). CalKIDS gives children in California a jump start on saving for college or career training. To be eligible for CalKIDS, participants must be:

  • Born in California on or after July 1, 2022; or
  • An eligible low-income public school student in grades 1-12* in California.